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Wallenberg - dysphagia
arunsc posted:
I am 45 year male. i suffered a stroke, lateral medullary syndrome (Wallenberg).
I have almost recovered with in 6 weeks , but I am still unable to swallow.
Can anybody share thier experiences regards How much time it takes to get bck the swallowing reflex, post stroke?
What are the difficulties experienced during this time?
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wanttoknow764 responded:
Did the swallow ever come back??
suppt replied to wanttoknow764's response:
Yes, how are you now?
itmatsb responded:
I found out how to learn to swallow better from this website, which neither of 2 gastroenterologists knew about. That is speech therapy which teaches you exercises.

But, no, I did not have Wallenberg, instead a carotid artery dissection stroke.
freetgo1 replied to itmatsb's response:
Hi, I just read your reply to my post on "how to gain weight after a stroke". My husband also had speech therapy. It was strange tho that his swallowing problem came 2 1/2 years after his stroke. This compounded my efforts to have him gain weight. He does better now with the swallowing therapy. He loves dairy products -milk, cottage cheese, even eggnog. He does not like sweets much. He likes meat. He uses applesauce and cottage cheese to help with his swallowing. I just wish there was something to help him gain weight as he is practically skin and bones.

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